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Chiang Rai vs Sakon Nakhon Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Chiang Rai, Thailand and Sakon Nakhon, Thailand is approximately 546 km or 339 mi.
  • To reach Chiang Rai in this distance one would set out from Sakon Nakhon bearing 305.5° or NW and follow the great circles arc to approach Chiang Rai bearing 304.1° or NW .
  • Both have a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with dry winters (Aw).
  • Chiang Rai is in or near the subtropical dry forest biome whereas Sakon Nakhon is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 2.1 °C (3.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.1 °C (2°F) more in Chiang Rai. The continentality subtype is barely hyperoceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 145 mm (5.7 in) more which is equivalent to 145 l/m² (3.56 US gal/ft²) or 1,450,000 l/ha (155,015 US gal/ac) more. About 1 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.6° lower in Chiang Rai than in Sakon Nakhon.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Chiang Rai relative to Sakon Nakhon. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Sakon Nakhon vs Chiang Rai.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +8 (+0) -11 (0) -26 (-1) -4 (0) -32 (-1) -63 (-2) +77 (+3) +23 (+1) +35 (+1) +62 (+2) +54 (+2) +22 (+1) +145 (+6)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 09' -0h 05' -0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 08' +0h 10' +0h 09' +0h 06' +0h 00' -0h 04' -0h 08' -0h 10'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -2.8 -2.8 -2.8 -2.8 +2.3 +2.8 +2.1 -2.8 -2.8 -2.8 -2.8 -2.8   -1.6

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